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Be Still and Go is a digital devotional that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon. Find out more about these meditations for the movement as well as other digital discipleship resources at www.trcnyc.org.
 
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"Jesus chose to give in a world that takes, to love in a world that hates, to heal in a world that injures, to give in a world that kills. And with each choice Jesus denied himself shows the world that God is present."How have you found God to be present in your life and in our world over this past year?//Mark 8:31-38Then he began to teach them tha…
 
"Jesus chose to give in a world that takes, to love in a world that hates, to heal in a world that injures, to give in a world that kills. And with each choice Jesus denied himself shows the world that God is present." How have you found God to be present in your life and in our world over this past year? // Mark 8:31-38 Then he began to teach them…
 
"God will always be there with us in the humiliation, in the pain, in the degradation. And violence and empire and even death will not get the last word." How have you seen God present in the midst of humiliation, pain, and degradation? // Mark 8:31-38 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by …
 
"God will always be there with us in the humiliation, in the pain, in the degradation. And violence and empire and even death will not get the last word."How have you seen God present in the midst of humiliation, pain, and degradation?//Mark 8:31-38Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the …
 
"It's time for a radical hope, a belief, a faith, even, that it doesn't have to be this way. Hope for something more. Hope that all will eat and be satisfied. For this good God is working mightily, laboring, birthing, working that we, a people yet unborn may truly know abundant life." In your own words, how would you define radical hope? // Psalm 2…
 
"It's time for a radical hope, a belief, a faith, even, that it doesn't have to be this way. Hope for something more. Hope that all will eat and be satisfied. For this good God is working mightily, laboring, birthing, working that we, a people yet unborn may truly know abundant life."In your own words, how would you define radical hope?//Psalm 22:2…
 
"Lament is not always quiet. Lament is also a complaint that things are not the way God intended them to be. The Psalm writers shout at God, 'Listen! Remember! Vindicate! Save!' Our laments need to be fully voiced in protest and not denied or swept under the rug. " When was the last time you gave yourself permission to lament? // Lament Psalm Twent…
 
"Lament is not always quiet. Lament is also a complaint that things are not the way God intended them to be. The Psalm writers shout at God, 'Listen! Remember! Vindicate! Save!' Our laments need to be fully voiced in protest and not denied or swept under the rug. "When was the last time you gave yourself permission to lament?//Lament Psalm Twenty S…
 
"May we recognize in one another that we share our humanity, that we share our history, that we share our planet, and let that spur us on to greater love in and for one another." In your own words, what is a "one another ethic"? // Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Alm…
 
"May we recognize in one another that we share our humanity, that we share our history, that we share our planet, and let that spur us on to greater love in and for one another."In your own words, what is a "one another ethic"?//Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almight…
 
"Even in life’s most difficult circumstances, are we willing to trust God? Are we willing to keep singing our songs of victory before the battle is won, knowing God will guide us through our trouble? We must continue singing, even with weary throats. It is with that great hope that we, too, can join with the saints of old:" Sing a song full of the …
 
"Even in life’s most difficult circumstances, are we willing to trust God? Are we willing to keep singing our songs of victory before the battle is won, knowing God will guide us through our trouble? We must continue singing, even with weary throats. It is with that great hope that we, too, can join with the saints of old:"Sing a song full of the f…
 
"We will make it through this because we will make it through this together. If there is a bridge over these troubled waters, it will be the one that we build together. But more than anything else, more than any bridges that need to be built, we must remember that sometimes the only response is to weep." Who has been present with you during the dif…
 
"We will make it through this because we will make it through this together. If there is a bridge over these troubled waters, it will be the one that we build together. But more than anything else, more than any bridges that need to be built, we must remember that sometimes the only response is to weep."Who has been present with you during the diff…
 
"The wilderness is a dangerous place. You only go there if you have to. As we begin our journey into lent may we enter with courage into the deserts we can't choose or avoid. May our long stints in the wilderness teach us who we really are – the precious and beautiful children of God. And when the angels and all their sweet and secret guises whispe…
 
"The wilderness is a dangerous place. You only go there if you have to. As we begin our journey into lent may we enter with courage into the deserts we can't choose or avoid. May our long stints in the wilderness teach us who we really are – the precious and beautiful children of God. And when the angels and all their sweet and secret guises whispe…
 
"God is present in this damp, drizzly season of your soul. God is present when it is all you can do to not methodically knock people's hats off. Breath deeply. Remember your baptism. God is with us, always." What reminds you that God is always with you? // 1 Peter 3:18-22 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unright…
 
"God is present in this damp, drizzly season of your soul. God is present when it is all you can do to not methodically knock people's hats off. Breath deeply. Remember your baptism. God is with us, always."What reminds you that God is always with you?//1 Peter 3:18-22For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous…
 
"God gently reminds me that as frustrating and scary as things may be now, worrying about it will come to nothing. Make no mistake, our collective anxiety is real and valid, and the world is still pretty terrifying and the repercussions of this pandemic are devastating and maddening. But one day, at least for one shining moment, we, too, will give …
 
"God gently reminds me that as frustrating and scary as things may be now, worrying about it will come to nothing. Make no mistake, our collective anxiety is real and valid, and the world is still pretty terrifying and the repercussions of this pandemic are devastating and maddening. But one day, at least for one shining moment, we, too, will give …
 
"Waiting doesn’t have to be a passive moment, hoping this one will pass and another will arrive. But it can be active, an opportunity to be present, and to find God no matter how long the wait."What do you do when you find yourself waiting?//Psalm 25:5Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day l…
 
"Waiting doesn’t have to be a passive moment, hoping this one will pass and another will arrive. But it can be active, an opportunity to be present, and to find God no matter how long the wait." What do you do when you find yourself waiting? // Psalm 25:5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all d…
 
"The arc of God's promise is wide enough, expansive enough, inclusive enough to cover every living creature on earth. No exceptions. May we, by faith, today, live in the promise that God will keep us through any storm. And God will."Where have you found God in the midst of storms in your life and in our world?//Genesis 9:8-17Then God said to Noah a…
 
"The arc of God's promise is wide enough, expansive enough, inclusive enough to cover every living creature on earth. No exceptions. May we, by faith, today, live in the promise that God will keep us through any storm. And God will." Where have you found God in the midst of storms in your life and in our world? // Genesis 9:8-17 Then God said to No…
 
"We often talk about “killing” time or “wasting” time, as if time is an enemy rather than a friend, a curse rather than a blessing. Lent invites us to reclaim time as a gift—a gift to enjoy, to use wisely, and to share. Especially in this period of time’s disruption and distortions, Lent helps to ground us in our timeless faith. Thanks be to our go…
 
"We often talk about “killing” time or “wasting” time, as if time is an enemy rather than a friend, a curse rather than a blessing. Lent invites us to reclaim time as a gift—a gift to enjoy, to use wisely, and to share. Especially in this period of time’s disruption and distortions, Lent helps to ground us in our timeless faith. Thanks be to our go…
 
"According to Jesus the way that we show that we belong to his movement is that we love one another and that we act out our love by being kind to one another."How has someone shown you kindness recently? How can you show kindness to someone today?//John 13:35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.//Th…
 
"According to Jesus the way that we show that we belong to his movement is that we love one another and that we act out our love by being kind to one another." How has someone shown you kindness recently? How can you show kindness to someone today? // John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.…
 
"God is not crushing us. As we face these days of Judgment, of wrath, brought on by ourselves, brought on by evil in this world, brought on by systemic failure, I don't ask God, 'What did we do to deserve this?' I ask God, 'where shall I go to cry? Will you weep with me?'"Where do you find God when you're experiencing a "judgment day"?//Joel 2:1-2,…
 
"God is not crushing us. As we face these days of Judgment, of wrath, brought on by ourselves, brought on by evil in this world, brought on by systemic failure, I don't ask God, 'What did we do to deserve this?' I ask God, 'where shall I go to cry? Will you weep with me?'" Where do you find God when you're experiencing a "judgment day"? // Joel 2:1…
 
"It is this journey of togetherness that will bring us to God. It is this journey of togetherness that will bring God to us. Because God has called us as a people and God will sustain us as a community. We will get there together."Where have you found "togetherness" during this past year? How can you share "togetherness" during this season of Lent?…
 
"It is this journey of togetherness that will bring us to God. It is this journey of togetherness that will bring God to us. Because God has called us as a people and God will sustain us as a community. We will get there together." Where have you found "togetherness" during this past year? How can you share "togetherness" during this season of Lent…
 
"Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the work, the tilling of the soil, the planting of the seeds. We find ourselves covered with a layer of dust, dirt, ash as this season begins with the hope of something new growing in us and in spite of us."What does Ash Wednesday mean to you?//“From dust you came and to dust you will return.”Genesis 3:19//This ep…
 
"Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the work, the tilling of the soil, the planting of the seeds. We find ourselves covered with a layer of dust, dirt, ash as this season begins with the hope of something new growing in us and in spite of us." What does Ash Wednesday mean to you? // “From dust you came and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19 // T…
 
Into the Darkest Hour by Madeleine L’Engle It was a time like this, war & tumult of war, a horror in the air. Hungry yawned the abyss – and yet there came the star and the child most wonderfully there. It was a time like this of fear & lust for power, license & greed and blight – and yet the Prince of bliss came into the darkest hour in quiet & sil…
 
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